Welcome To The Modern Sewist

Located in the Gulf Gate area of beautiful Sarasota, Florida, The Modern Sewist is the newest quilters paradise on the gulf coast! We are a boutique fabric shop with a unique selection of modern and contemporary fabrics, patterns, gifts and helpful tools. We stock the largest selection of Tula Pink, Cotton+Steel, Carolyn Friedlander, Alison Glass, Elizabeth Hartman, Moda Grunge and more of your favorite designers in the area. We also have a healthy selection of linen/cotton blends and canvas for all of your bag-making and home decor projects.

Classes and special events are scheduled regularly. We are all about community and building relationships. Get in here, grab a cup of coffee or tea and share your sewing projects with us! Check our Classes page for an updated list of events.

HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

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Classic Carryall Handbag Class

Who doesn’t love a great bag?! Add this one to your collection and make it one–of-a-kind by making it yourself with a gorgeous feature fabric. Simple and classically styled, this shoulder-style bag sports accent fabrics and shiny hardware for a professional finish.


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